Colm Tóibín about Birk

My day… or what I write, my millennium even, couldn’t go wrong after this post about Birk by one of my favourite authors, the Irish Colm Tóibín.

You Have Me To Love is an intense and dramatic novel filled with meticulous use of detail and a forensic psychological accuracy. Its power comes from the fierce energy of the narrative structure, the way of handling silence and pain, and the ability to confront the darkest areas of experience with clear-eyed sympathy and care. Jaap Robben handles delicate, dangerous material with subtlety and sympathy, but also with a visionary sense of truth that is masterly and unforgettable.” — Colm Tóibín